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April 2014 Newsletter
People Plus
P.O. Box 766
Brunswick, ME
04011-0766
35 Union St., Brunswick, ME 04011
729-0757
www.peopleplusmaine.org
April 2014
Non-Profit Organization
U.S. Postage PAID
Brunswick, ME 04011
Permit No. 52
Volume 14, No. 4
Grasses and
gardening is
FYI focus
Jack Hudson takes to the
stage on Friday, April 11, at 11
a.m. to lead a FYI discussion on
ornamental grasses and grass
gardening.
“Or namental grasses are
becoming increasingly popular
and more available in Maine,”
Hudson said. “They are very
hardy and can add three-season
interest to large or small gardens.
“Grasses are available in a
variety of sizes and colors; they
are adaptable to most types of
soil, and have a wide variety of
uses. They can be used as focal
or accent plants, and as a background or border planting.
When properly selected and
sited,” he said. “Grasses can
add real beauty and interest,
with less maintenance than
most other types of perennials.”
Hudson and his wife, Judi,
have been landscaping with
or namental grasses since
returning to Maine nearly 10
years ago. Their country home
offers dramatic, drive-by testimony to the success of gardening with grasses and small
trees. The two have enjoyed gardening for years and used lots
of grass varieties around a former home in Cleveland, Ohio.
Hudson is a member of the
People Plus Board of Trustees
and teacher of the
Center’s popular Computer Tutor series.
Space for this
illustrated class
is
limited;
please contact the Center’s information desk at
729-0757,
if
you plan to
attend. The program is open to
the public and
free of charge.
Free Healing
Clinic is April 18
Have you not yet experienced
the comfort and relaxation of
either Reiki or massage? Join
us on Friday, April 18, beginning at 11 a.m. at the People
Plus Center for the first Free
Healing Clinic of 2014. The
event is jointly sponsored by
Greater Brunswick Physical
Therapy and your Center.
The clinic is a day dedicated
to physical and spiritual wellness, and is targeted at any resident of the community who
might not otherwise have the
opportunity, or resources, to try
a treatment. Nearly a dozen
body work professional practitioners are planning to donate
their services, including
Please see HEALING, Page 5
Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber President Steven Wallace was a celebrity scooper during the 2013 fundraiser.
A day of local “celebrities”
scooping Gelato for YOU! 11
a.m.-11 p.m. with loads of
entertainment, including balloons,
face painting, live music, raffles
and more! 7-11 p.m. come see
Bowdoin College scoopers and
entertainment!
Check The Gelato Fiasco and
Brunswick Teen Center FB sites
for a detailed schedule!
See you there!!!
MUSIC, FOOD, AUCTIONS …
Sponsors
Fortissimo Gala Sponsor
Rousseau Management
Fortissimo Event Sponsor
Spectrum Generations
More
than 300
items are available
during the
auctions and
raffle on April 10.
See pages 6-8 for
a comprehensive
list.
Mezzo Sponsor
Maine State Music Theater
… it’s time for
Music in April
Let the curtains go up on the
12th annual Music in April.
This landmark spring benefit
for your People Plus Center will
once again feature a unique and
sumptuous buffet, offered by
nearly two dozen of the area’s
premier restaurants, along with
several musical events, live and
silent auctions, a raffle and a
host of other interesting and
surprising activities.
Doors open promptly at 5 p.m.
in the spectacularly transformed Knights of Columbus
ballroom for what is promising
to be another sold-out show.
Rousseau Management, providing care in the Brunswick
area for more than 30 years, is
our new Fortissimo Gala Event
sponsor this season, and Spectrum
Generations
of
Brunswick and Topsham is our
Fortissimo Event sponsor. The
Maine State Music Theatre is
our new Mezzo sponsor this
year. Twenty-three area businesses (see list at right) are
sponsoring tables this season.
There are nearly two dozen
exceptional area restaurants
and food service organizations
on the buffet line this year, each
offering a specialty hors d’oeuvre, entree, appetizer or
dessert, most staffing their
tables in person, and excited to
answer questions about their
menus and restaurants.
Chef Chris Toole has again
coordinated this dynamic collection of delectable tables,
along with the ever-popular
People Plus carving station.
The Bowdoin College Longfellows and the Mainstream
Jazzmasters headline a new
and interesting music program.
The acappella, all-male Longfellows was founded in 2004 and
perform a broad range of musical styles, including jazz and
rock standards, traditional
Forte table sponsors
Ameriprise Financial services
Atlantic Regional Federal C.U.
Bank of Maine
Bar Harbor Bank and Trust
Bath Savings institution
Bill Dodge Auto Group
Bowdoin College
Brackett Funeral Home
CHANS Home Healthcare
Edward Jones Investments
Goodwin’s Chevrolet
Hammond Lumber
The Highlands
Mechanics Savings Bank
Mid Coast Hospital
Mid Coast Senior Healthcare
Neighbors, Inc.
Norway Savings Bank
Primerica Financial Services
Riley Insurance Agency
aires and classic rock. The
Mainestream Jazzmasters is a
three-member group specializing in soft and mood jazz.
A record-setting list of auction items is coming this year,
more than 300 items in 185 bundles for the live and silent auctions, and raffle tables. John
Bottero of Thomaston Place
Thornton Oaks
Katherine S. Winn, DMD
Mezzo Forte sponsor
JHR Development
Hosting our Buffet
Bowdoin College Food Service
Byrne’s Irish Pub
Captain Mike’s
El Camino/Flipside
Frontier Cafe
Great Impasta
Hannaford supermarket
Henry & Marty
Inn at Brunswick Station
Kennebec Tavern
Lemongrass
Linda Bean’s Lobster
Pedro O’Hara’s
Richard’s German Cuisine
Scarlet Begonias
Shaw’s supermarket
Solo Bistro
The Admiral Steakhouse
The Big Top Deli
The Highlands
The Wild Duck Pub
Trattoria Athena
Wicked Joe Coffee
Wild Oats Bakery
Galleries will once again serve
as master of the live auction.
Last year’s sold-out event was
attended by more than 250 people and raised nearly $35,000 for
the People Plus Center. A few
individual tickets remain available at press time, and still cost
only $50. Call the Center at 7290757 to reserve yours.
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH
& CONNECTIONS?
See page 4.
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People Plus News
The monthly newspaper of People
Plus, serving residents of the
Brunswick-Topsham-Harpswell area.
Editorial submissions and advertising
queries should be e-mailed to:
[email protected]
Questions, comments and written
contributions should be sent by the
15th of the month to:
The Editor, People Plus News
P.O. Box 766
Brunswick, ME 04011-0766
Office phone (207) 729-0757
People Plus
Board of Trustees
Robert Davis, chairperson
Harpswell
Jim Pierce, vice chairperson Topsham
Corie Washow, secretary
Durham
Thomas Farrell, ex-officio
Brunswick
Claudia Adams
Brunswick
Amy Berube
Topsham
Gordon Brigham
Topsham
Lennie Burke
Brunswick
David R. Forkey
Phippsburg
Charles Frizzle
Brunswick
Jack Hudson
Brunswick
Don L. Kniseley
Brunswick
O Jeanne d’Arc Mayo
Topsham
Richard J. Rizzo
Brunswick
Fraser Ruwet
Brunswick
Chris Perry
Topsham
Dustin Slocum
Brunswick
Devyn McDougal, BHS student rep
PEOPLE PLUS NEWS
APRIL 2014
Three magic words …
It’s that time of year again for those
three magic little words … Music in
April.
Aren’t they just music to your ears?
They sure are to mine.
Our yearly gala fundraiser at People
Plus has really become a much-anticipated, much-talked about dinner, music
and auction event at the Knights of
Columbus hall in Brunswick. And this
12th year is shaping up to be a doozy.
The talented and dedicated organizing
committee including O Jeanne d’Arc
Mayo, Lennie Burke, Corie Washow,
Amy Berube and others has been hard
at work for months. And our auction
coordinator, Alison Harris, has put in
countless hours collecting, organizing
and cataloging the auction with more
than 300 items. That is a record with
almost 100 additional items! Her hard
work has set the bar very high again
this year.
So with John Bottero of Thomaston
Auction Galleries as our event auctioneer, we are sure to see these items bring
in record-breaking bids, all in an effort
to fund the amazing programs and good
works that People Plus does to support
our local community, our homebound
elders and our area teenagers.
We are excited to welcome back the
Bowdoin College Longfellows this year.
This all-male a cappella group has been
performing since 2004 and has two CDs
for sale! I am excited to see them perform and do remember one of the high
school girls becoming a bit star-struck
when they crooned to her last year...
We will miss Lambo and Laws, but are
looking forward to hearing a new musi-
cal act this year called the Mainstream
Jazzmasters. That trio will be performing contemporary jazz music while people sip a glass of wine, enjoy an appetizer and place their bids in the silent auction. Thanks so much to John Linscott
and his group!
With 24 restaurants from Brunswick,
Bath, Topsham, Freeport and Harpswell
each providing a dish for the buffet we
are sure to please the hungry crowd.
So with all that food, more than 300
auction items, two musical acts, community service students from Brunswick
High School, and an amazing group of
organizing committee volunteers, this
12th annual Music in April is sure to be
a record-breaking event!
And I hope to see you there on April
10.
And then I plan to see you AGAIN a
week later on Wednesday, April 16, when
we spend the day at The Gelato Fiasco
on Maine Street in Brunswick. The 6th
annual Teen Center Scoop-A-Thon runs
from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. so there’s bound to
be a chance that day for you to stop by!
This fundraiser supports both at-risk
and mainstream youth in our community by providing them an after-school
drop in program free of charge.
We are so appreciative to Gelato Fiasco for sponsoring this event for the 6th
year in a row and donating all profits
over an average day sales to the teen center program.
To make it fun, we are busily lining up
musicians, comedians, artists and other
entertainment of all sorts, as well as
“celebrity scoopers” to change out every
hour on April 16. Please come down to
From the
Executive
Director
STACY V. FRIZZLE
Gelato Fiasco for a cup of coffee, a scoop
of gelato, some take-home or all three!
You’ll be glad you had a treat and supported the Brunswick Area Teen Center
at the same time.
Once these two events have passed,
April looks amazingly quiet with the
Teen Center closing for the school break
week. The Center will be closed on Monday, April 21, for Patriots’ Day and I am
actually going to take a couple days off.
Jordan promises she will too and I recommend the rest of the staff do the
same. We will all need a breather, that’s
for sure!
Of course, there’s no rest for the
weary as we ramp right back up into
budget season and we already have a
plethora of fun and interesting events
on the calendar for May and June
thanks to Jill and Frank. Speaking of,
mark your calendars for the yearly picnic at Thomas Point Beach! It is on July
17.
As I close out my column for this
month, I will ask folks that you please
consider a donation to our annual fund
if you haven’t done so already. We are
just shy of $40,000 and have a goal of
reaching $50,000. I KNOW this will happen but it’s going to take the effort of all
of us coming together to support this
wonderful “Center That Builds Community.”
People Plus Staff
Stacy V. Frizzle
Executive director
[email protected]
Jill Ellis
Program and outreach coordinator
[email protected]
Elizabeth White
From
Anita’s
Plate
ANITA HUEY
Office manager
[email protected]
Frank Connors
Member services
[email protected]
Jordan Cardone
Teen Center coordinator
[email protected]
Patricia Naberezny
Receptionist
[email protected]
Spectrum Generations Staff
Craig Patterson
Resource counselor
[email protected]
Shannon Hall
Meals on Wheels coordinator
[email protected]
Diabetes
program offers
new possibilities
Is it just me or does each month seem
to go by faster and faster?
The CDC Diabetes Prevention Program has already been running for four
weeks. I wanted to give a bit of an
update regarding this fabulous program.
Eleven people are enrolled in the program and so far the group has lost 48
pounds! They have all been great sports
Kale chips
Ingredients:
• Kale pieces (rinsed and dried
very well)
• 2 t olive oil
• Mrs. Dash, to taste
Procedure:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Place parchment paper on a
rimmed baking dish.
3. Toss the kale pieces with olive oil
about trying new things.
The first week everyone tried the
black bean brownies. Well there may
have been one person that didn’t want to
try them. The following week the treat
was kale chips. Last week one person
won an oil change from Bill Dodge Auto
Group. The program will continue for
the next 12 weeks and then monthly for
the next six months.
Don’t worry if you missed the start of
English gardens subject of meeting program
Memorial Donation
in Memory of
ELAINE CARLSON
The Harpswell Garden Club will meet Thursday, April 17, at 12:30 p.m. at the
Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick.
After a business meeting, Claudia Knox of the Topsham Garden Club will present “English Gardens & Maine,” a lecture with slides.
For more information, contact Becky Gallery at 833-6159.
and Mrs. Dash.
4. Place kale in a single layer on the
prepared dish.
5. Cook for 10 minutes or until slightly brown. Toss occasionally.
Note: You can make as much or as little as you want. The kale won’t given
any appreciable calories. The only calories will be from the olive oil. Each teaspoon has 45 calories.
Enjoy!
this session. If you think that this would
be a good program for you, I am looking
to start another session in June. I will
keep you posted.
Let’s talk some more about kale. As it
turns out kale really is a super food! But
what do you do with a whole bunch of
kale? It now comes in a bag ready to use.
So use some to make kale chips. Use
some to put in a stir fry. At the last
women’s breakfast, Stacy put it in with
the eggs and it was the best egg dish I
have ever had.
Before you know it, the bag will be
gone.
NOTE: Those who take Coumadin
should check with their health care
provider before increasing their kale
intake.
APRIL 2014
PEOPLE
PLUS NPage
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Fondly
recalled …
The Arrival
of Spring
BY PATTY L. SPARKS
No other season is awaited
with such anticipation, and the
change, when it comes, is dramatic.
One day the ground is hard
and the landscape bleak, and
then after a few hours of coaxing, sunlight hues appear in the
trees and small shoots start
pushing up through the softening earth.
The fact that nature has been
hard at work through the cruel
winter months to bring us new
life is symbolic; this is a time to
rejoice, “old man winter” has
been defeated, spring is here at
last, and the annual pageant of
the seasons is already unfolding
once again.
A Green Alert!
BY WINNIE SILVERMAN
Brunswick’s huge brick and granite mill complex has been a landmark on the Androscoggin River since the first section was constructed shortly
after the Civil War. In various eras it has been called the Cabot Mill, the Verney Mill, and now, in its “post-industrial” phase is called Fort
Andross. This picture, loaned to us by Irving Brackett, was taken in the 1930s. Remember that the Pejepscot Historical Society is hosting a lecture by David Vermette on April 23 at 7 p.m. titled, “The Cabot Mill and the development of Brunswick’s Franco-American community,” at the
Curtis Memorial Library. If you have old area pictures to share with readers of the People Plus News, please contact Frank Connors, 7290757, with your comments, contributions or suggestions.
A Locker Room Phone Call
(adapted from the Internet)
BY BOB DOW
The phone on the bench started
ringing.
The men in the showers
stopped singing.
One picked up the phone and
said, “Hi.”
And then put the speaker on
high.
A woman then said, “I’ve been
shopping
And found a great coat that’s
eye popping.
It’s only two thousand, OK?”
“OK, if you’d like it, I’d say.”
She also then said, “At a dealer
I saw a new Lexus appealer.
Sunny Days
When the sun is out I don’t
mind the cold
With sun on my face, I don’t feel
so old
When the sun is out I enjoy my
walk
I meet friends on the road — we
stop and talk
It now only costs ninety thou’.”
“For that I’d want options —
and how!”
She’d lunched next with Jane
who remarked that
The house that she liked s’on
the market.
“They’re asking 9-80.” “Try 9.”
“I love you,” She said, “’Til we
dine.”
He said, “yah, me too.” And
hung up.
To those wondering who had
rung up:
“Of course, now, that wasn’t my
Missis…
Does anyone know whose
phone this is?”
BY NANCY SOHL
Even with a cold north wind
blowing,
Even if it’s March and still
snowing,
I have the courage to wait until
spring
If the sun’s out, I can face anything!
Me-time
To Jasper
BY BONNIE WHEELER
BY CAROLYN EARNEST
Winter icy storms raging
Keeping me hostage indoor for
days
Eating – sleeping – watching TV
Cooking – cleaning and drinking hot tea
Spending way too much time
with me
open the doors
TV reports People Plus is closed
as winter blows in frigid cold
trapping us inside scrubbing
muddy floors
Oh please, People Plus, open
your doors
In cat years
you and I are the same age
both graying around the edges
eating less, more often
a little creaky in the joints
a tad slow on the stairs
spending a lot more time
dozing in the sunlight twitching
as our memories glide about
behind our half-closed eyes.
The time to be happy is
now, the place to be happy
is here. — Robert Ingersoll
Waiting for Spring
BY GLADYS SZABO
Out of the soil a tulip pushes
Spring, Where are you?
You are way past due!
We do not wait patiently
For temperatures in the eighties
Hiding in the tall trees?
Keeping us in deep freeze?
Under piles of still left snow?
Temperatures just above zero!
Anxious to plant gardens and
mow lawns
Without wearing those bulky
long johns
To feel the heat of the sun
To be outside having fun,
Searching for signs
Robins peeking from vines.
Buds on protected bushes
Then we get what we besought
And complain it’s way too hot!
Five Brown Mounds
BY VINCE MCDERMOTT
On a frigid morning several
weeks ago, I got up shortly after
7 a.m. I opened the blinds and
peered out into my back yard. I
saw five large brown mounds
which had not been there the
previous day.
One of the mounds had ears
— the mounds were deer. They
had curled up on the snow and
slept there.
I ran to get my camera and
took some shots through the
window. That kind of photo
usually doesn't come out well,
so I threw on some clothes,
went downstairs, and eased out
a side door onto the crinkly
snow. I was very careful, but the
lead deer heard me and off they
went. Since my rhododendron
bush was now missing some
lower leaves, I had to assume
that the bush was attracting the
deer.
I was sure they would return,
since several deer trails pass
through or around my yard.
Three of them did — the young
ones. They seemed to be a little
unsure of the territory. The
adults must have cast them out
into the world. They ran off
after I made noise. I wish them
well, as long as they stay away
from my plants.
A Shepherd’s Lantern
BY CHARLOTTE HART
This lantern came from Yorkshire
In 1850! Across the sea!
When I was a very young child,
Mom told this tale to me.
It was used in Nova Scotia’s
fields,
Carried south to New England
towns.
Its candle glowed through winter winds
On Maine’s rocky western
grounds,
So much at home in the brave
new world
So like old England’s wilds.
Stone walls and hedgerows —
pictures swirled
When my mind was an active
child’s.
And now to be in the highlands!
In a previous life I was there.
England’s wuthering heights in
the highlands
In April’s light — dappled and
fair.
This is not about Saint
Patty’s Day. It’s about the Property Tax and Renters’ Rebate
you may think you cannot
claim this year.
It has been widely publicized
that you can apply for a rebate
with your state tax retur n.
What hasn’t been widely publicized is that even if you owe
zero ($0) federal and/or state
taxes, you can still receive a
check from the state of Maine,
though the amount will be
smaller than you may have
received in previous years. It’s
still money! It does take a little
work. You need to fill out both
your federal and state tax
returns though you may not
have to mail the federal return.
The Property Tax Fairness
Credit (Schedule PTFC) is
included in your state tax
for ms. If you need for ms or
help call or access the website
for the Maine Revenue Service.
They are happy to help though
since it is already April there
may be a long wait on the phone.
Reach Maine Revenue Service at
626-8475 or www.maine.gov/revenue. Federal forms are available at the post office or library.
Either you or your family
member should be able to do it.
Hopefully this alert has been
helpful to some people who will
now receive money rightfully
due them.
Spring is an Artist
BY RUTH FOEHRING
The snow lay on the frozen
ground
White and bright, touched by
the gray shadows of branches,
A huge tree and I stood and
stared at one another
It seemed to know I wanted an
answer to my thoughts.
I glanced at its wide branches
and the buds it pressed so
tightly
I heard it whisper, that March
was leaving
taking with it the last of its
wintery blasts,
Be patient, spring will then
spin its magic at last.
The buds promised to burst soon
They chorused that spring was
preparing its palette
And on it was only a small dab
of white,
The other colors would surely
dazzle my sight!
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PEOPLE PLUS NEWS
APRIL 2014
April offerings welcome spring to Center
The Center is offering several special
events this month. Among them:
Hot
from
the
oven
Lunch and Learn: ‘Healthy Aging’
with Dr. Jeffrey Slocum
On Thursday, April 3, at noon, People
Plus hosts Dr. Jeffrey Slocum as he presents the essential lifestyle skills of
“Healthy Aging.” Slocum will highlight
the three types of stress, the three essentials of health (Eat Well, Move Well,
Think Well), and share critical information that will allow you to maximize
your health regardless of where you are
in your journey in life. He will emphasize the importance of conscious living
and the power of lifestyle in the maintenance of optimal well being.
Dr. Jeffrey Slocum is an expert in wellness with 21 years of experience caring for
individuals and families of the Mid-coast
region. Slocum is a well respected leader
in his profession and an international
speaker. He was born and raised in Harpswell and is the managing partner in the
Chiropractic Vitality Centers of Maine
with his primary practice in Brunswick.
Bring your brown bag lunch and we
will provide chips, drink and dessert.
Registration is requested. For more
information, or to register call 729-0757.
Several regular features also return in
April.
Welcome to Medicare with
Spectrum Generations
This session is designed to provide
you with knowledge about Medicare and
its many “Parts” so that you can make
an informed decision about health care
coverage. This class is held the second
Tuesday of each month from 12:30-2 p.m.
Free and open to the public. Registration
is required.
Cooking with Claudia
The Cooking with Claudia class (formerly Cooking for One) continues to
evolve. We have had a steady, intrepid
cast of eight attendees, many of whom
attend each class.
I recognize this is sometimes an issue
if one cannot call and reserve early
enough. Because of space limitations we
still need to cap at eight but I’d welcome
your feedback/suggestions on that and
improving how folks register.
I am planning an April 24 class at Mid
Coast Hunger Prevention Program as
usual and will offer a vegetarian/
pescatarian (seafood) only menu, providing easy, affordable choices.
I am most anxious to hear from PP
members as to what (if any) kinds of
cooking classes would be of most need
and interest to members. We can “cook
up” pretty much anything (OK, maybe not
lobsters or prime rib) but I would much
rather offer what folks want or need.
Madeleine’s
Magnificent Irish
soda bread
complemented
last month’s
corn beef and
cabbage
luncheon, which
served a record
69 paying
customers.
Some ideas ... Perhaps a different
country/cuisine each month with participants sharing any personal experiences with same, “toaster-oven meals,”
freezer-friendly meals, Farmers Market
meals, etc. Please send me feedback and
your ideas and suggestions. Email me at
[email protected] I will get
back to you.
Computer Tutor with Jack Hudson
Computer Tutor class participants
should have a basic knowledge of computers and may bring their laptops.
These classes are free and open only to
People Plus members. There is a maximum of 12 people per class. Registration
is required.
• Organizing your Files and Pictures: On Tuesday, April 1, Jack will
demonstrate how to remove your pictures from your camera and organize
them into folders on your computer. It
will also cover backing up and storing
your pictures and other files on removable storage devices. Class participants
may bring their laptops and cameras.
• Open Office Spreadsheet and
Microsoft Excel: On Tuesday, April 8,
Jack will cover the basics for creating
Open Office and Excel spreadsheets.
Spreadsheets have many uses, such as
personal budgets, mailing lists, and
household or garden inventories. The
lessons will also include inserting formulas to make spreadsheets work for you.
Meditation and Mindfulness
Would you like to learn how to meditate? Do you meditate already but just
All processes take time
In the time it takes you to read this ad, you will
breath in and out approximately 50 times, your
heart will beat hundreds of times, your body will
create tens of thousands of new cells and break
down an equal or greater number of cells that are
at their end stage of usefulness for health.
On the same token, your nervous system is evaluating your environment to maintain and regulate
your temperature, maintain your posture, read
and understand the content of this article and creating short-term and long-term ideas that will
become a critical part of your world view.
Think that is amazing? Consider this, every second of your life, your nervous system processes,
organizes, reacts and adapts to 300 million or
more different pieces of information and does so
with amazing success.
As fast as the nervous system processes and
adapts to our external environment and the speed
at which it is capable of regulating our internal
environment, it is easy to forget that the current
state of our adaptability started approximately 9
months before we are born and it has been getting better and/or worse consistently every
moment of every day you have been in existence!
Your nervous system is literally an ever learning,
fluid entity that creates and recreates it’s function
minute to minute but as a whole throughout a
lifetime.
True health and a highly functioning nervous
system is the sum total of all your decisions,
actions, attitudes, ideas, habits and lifestyle choic-
es from the moment
you were conceived.
Whereas you cannot
change your history, you
can change your future.
You can become more
conscious and have
complete control over
the aspects of your life Dr. Jeffrey S. Slocum
that most affect your health.
A short list of the critical components include,
but are not limited to, becoming more selective of
your environment (internal and external), your
body (your daily habits of exercise, posture and
flexibility), your diet (when, what and how much
you eat), and your thoughts (stay positive and
choose hope, love and gratitude).
As a chiropractor I cannot tell you how important conscious lifestyle choices are when it comes
to living to our full potential! The people I see
daily in my office have made a conscious choice to
become healthy, to get stronger, to honor their
physical body, to free their nervous system from
stress, and live each day as the first day of the rest
of their lives; an amazingly powerful position that
leads to celebration and freedom.
The choice to honor the relationship of our
spinal health to our total health allows chiropractic consumers the opportunity to thrive in a world
where most only survive.
You have TIME. Use it wisely.
Dr. Jeffrey S. Slocum
can’t seem to develop a regular practice?
Mindfulness and meditation get us
through life’s challenges, problems and
stresses with more ease and calm. This
weekly meditation circle will help you
develop your own practice and maintain
or deepen it with the guidance of an
experienced instructor. Take this first
step toward a change of perspective that
can improve the quality of your daily
functioning. Come and experience the
soothing and healing affects of meditation with instructor Ann Kimmage. Six
week session (April 3-May 8), Thursdays
9 a.m.; $30 members/$60 nonmembers.
Pilates Lite (New Session)
Have you ever wanted to try Pilates
but thought it was too hard? Pilates Lite
strengthens the key core muscles in
your body but more gently than a traditional Pilates workout. In this class you
will learn how to modify the physical
movements to make them easier and
more accessible. Each class will also
include stretchy warm-ups, beginning
Pilates exercises, and a cool-down for a
full but gentle workout. Dennis Kimmage leads the class. Bring a soft mat
and wear loose clothing. Seven week session (April 1-May 13), Tuesdays noon;
$35 members/$70 nonmembers. Drop-ins
welcome.
Yoga with Ann (New Session)
Stretch, flex, breathe and relax for
optimum well-being. Yoga is a wonderful
way to re-balance and feel grounded.
Join this class, which also includes an
introduction to meditation, with an
experienced instructor who brings the
joy out of yoga and tailors yoga to your
individual needs. Six week session
(April 1-May 6), Tuesdays 1:30 p.m.; $30
members/$60 nonmembers. Drop-ins
welcome.
Lunch & Connections
Chicken pot pies are
April luncheon
Our Thursday, April 17, Lunch & Connections will feature “our variation” of
that tasty New England classic, Chicken
Pot Pie.
“Our pot pies are loaded with chicken
breast and thigh meat,” offered Frank
Connors, the Center’s unofficial chef.
“Our goal is to be sure you’re tasting
chicken in every bite.”
Veggies added to the pies include potatoes, peas and carrots, a little onion to
taste, all topped with a toasted, homemade biscuit.
There will be a side of spinach casserole available for people with special
dietary needs, and a fresh, lightlydressed green garden salad for everyone.
Our bread offering comes from
Brunswick’s own Wild Oats Bakery, and
dessert this month will be a fresh-baked
and spicy applesauce cake, with a
healthy scoop of whipped cream on top.
Coffee, tea, milk and fruit juices are on
the list of drinks available.
Remember, registration for this luncheon opens Tuesday, April 1, at 9 a.m.
(no joke). Seating is limited to 64, and
meals are open to the public, but only by
reservation. Cost is still only $5 for People Plus members, and $7.50 for all others.
Our monthly Lunch & Connections
luncheons are underwritten by Spectrum Generations, and are planned to
focus on nutrition, information and
variety. A CHANS home healthcare professional is always in attendance to offer
and record members’ blood pressures.
Come at 11:30 a.m. to chat with your
friends and claim your seat. Pick up a
50/50 raffle ticket and register automatically for one of our fun and free door
prizes.
You can register by calling the People
Plus Information desk at 729-0757.
Bikers & hikers
take note
Spring is sprung, folks!
If you are interested in forming a bike
riding club, a walking group or hiking
team, sign the interest sheet at the front
desk, or contact Jill Ellis or Frank Connors. What if we had a “gang” that could
“spring into action” and represent the
center at local walking/running events?
Yes, the “walker’s log is now in place
at the rec center walking track. If you
are a regular or new user, be sure to sign
in, we want to know who you are, what
we can do to help you, and how you
enjoy the new track. Yes, Frank agrees it
took him “too long” to get the book
working.
With this long, tedious winter behind
us, let’s get on the sneakers and bikes
and celebrate!
Bobcat 5K supports Stowe school
The parent group, Stowe Community
Group, of the Harriet Beecher Stowe
(HBS) Elementary School has been busy
organizing what it hopes will become an
annual Bobcat 5K, sponsored by Goodwin Chevrolet–Mazda, to
take next month.
The in-town race takes
place in the neighborhoods
around the school. The race
will start and end at HBS,
and will follow a route
along McKeen Street, to
Baribeau Drive, to Pleasant
Hill Road, down Maine
Street and back to McKeen
Street. A flat course would
be a perfect outside walking activity.
This race is a fundraising effort by the
parent group of the Harriet Beecher
Stowe School to further enhance the
children’s eduction and experience at
the school. Among other things, the
funds raised will pay for field trips, the
Arts are Elementary Program, school
community events, and also provide
teachers with much needed
extra supplies.
How about a People Plus
walking team (you can run
too of course!)? We could
wear our People Plus Tshirts when we walk? There
is also a 1-mile Fun Run if
you are not up to the 5K!
To register for the event,
you can visit www.runinarace.com/bobcat. T-shirts
will be given to anyone who registers
before April 30.
Let us know when you sign-up so we
know who will be walking.
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Monday
Monday
Tuesday
Tuesday
Teen Center
Monday-Thursday
2:30-5:30 PM
during April Vacation (21-25)
8:30 AM AARP Tax-Aide
9:00 AM Table Tennis
10:00 AM Art I
10:00 AM Computer Tutor
10:30 AM Table Tennis
practice
12:00 PM Pilates Lite
1:00 PM Quilting Club
1:30 PM Yoga with Ann
3:30 PM Brunswick School
of Dance
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21
21
P AT R I O T S ’
D AY
THE CENTER
WILL BE CLOSED.
Friday
Friday
3
Saturday
Saturday
4
9:00 AM Loosen Up!
9:00 AM Mah-Jongg
10:00 AM Table Tennis
10:30 AM Meals on Wheels
12:30 PM Beginning Tai Chi
1:30 PM Qigong
6:30 PM Folk Dance
Brunswick
5
10:00 AM Bridge
12:00 PM SAT Prep
11
9:00 AM Loosen Up!
9:00 AM Mah-Jongg
10:00 AM Table Tennis
10:30 AM Meals on Wheels
11:00 AM FYI: Gardening
with Ornamental grasses
12:30 PM Beginning Tai Chi
1:30 PM Qigong
6:30 PM Folk Dance
Brunswick
15
8:30 AM AARP Tax-Aide
9:00 AM Table Tennis
10:00 AM Art I
10:30 AM Table Tennis
practice
12:00 PM Pilates Lite
1:00 PM Quilting Club
1:30 PM Yoga with Ann
3:30 PM Brunswick School
of Dance
16
8:45 AM Inter. Cribbage
9:00 AM Mah-Jongg
9:00 AM Loosen Up!
10:00 AM Meals on Wheels
10:00 AM Table Tennis
11:00 AM GELATO FIASCO
FUNDRAISER
12:30 PM Advanced Tai Chi
1:00 PM Writer's Group
4:00 PM Zumba
17
9:00 AM Meditation with
Ann
10:00 AM Art II
11:30 AM BP Clinic
12:00 PM LUNCH &
CONNECTIONS
4:00 PM Diabetes Program
5:00 PM Yoga with Ruth
6:00 PM Beg. line dancing
7:15 PM Adv. line dancing
18
9:00 AM Mah-Jongg
10:30 AM Meals on Wheels
11:00 AM FREE HEALING
CLINIC
6:30 PM Folk Dance
Brunswick
22
9:00 AM Table Tennis
10:00 AM Art I
10:30 AM Table Tennis
practice
12:00 PM Pilates Lite
1:30 PM Yoga with Ann
2:30 PM Café en Français
3:30 PM Brunswick School
of Dance
23
8:45 AM Inter. Cribbage
9:00 AM Loosen Up!
9:00 AM Mah-Jongg
10:00 AM Table Tennis
10:00 AM Meals on Wheels
12:30 PM Advanced Tai Chi
1:00 PM Writer's Group
4:00 PM Zumba
5:45 PM Girl Scouts
24
9:00 AM Table Tennis
9:00 AM Meditation with
Ann
10:00 AM Art II
2:00 PM Claudia Cooks
4:00 PM Diabetes Program
5:00 PM Yoga with Ruth
6:00 PM Beg. line dancing
7:15 PM Adv. line dancing
25
9:00 AM Mah-Jongg
9:00 AM Loosen Up!
10:00 AM Table Tennis
10:30 AM Meals on Wheels
12:30 PM Beginning Tai Chi
1:30 PM Qigong
6:30 PM Folk Dance
Brunswick
30
8:45 AM Inter. Cribbage
9:00 AM Mah-Jongg
9:00 AM Loosen Up!
10:00 AM Table Tennis
10:00 AM Meals on Wheels
12:30 PM Advanced Tai Chi
1:00 PM Writer's Group
4:00 PM Zumba
1
2
8:30 AM WOMEN'S
9:00 AM Loosen Up!
AM Bridge
Viewed weekly10:00
on Cable
Channel 3,
9:00 AM Mah-Jongg
BREAKFAST
9:00 AM Table Tennis
10:00 AM Table TennisBrunswick Community TV
9:00 AM Meditation with
10:30 AM MealsM
on
Wheels
ONDAY
AFTERNOON ........................ 4 P. M.
12:30 PM Beginning
Tai ChiMORNING ...................... 7 A. M.
Ann
WEDNESDAY
10:00 AM Art II
1:30 PM Qigong
S UNDAY EVENING ............................ 9 P. M.
4:00 PM Diabetes Program
6:30 PM Folk Dance
And on Harpswell Community Television
5:00 PM Yoga with Ruth
Brunswick
viewed online, anytime:
6:00
PM Beg.
line dancing TACY RIZZLE
RANK
ONNORS
http://vimeo.com/harpswelltv
7:15 PM Adv. line dancing
12
10:00 AM Bridge
12:00 PM SAT Prep
19
10:00 AM Bridge
26
10:00 AM Bridge
EARTH DAY
28
9:00 AM Mah-Jongg
9:00 AM Loosen Up!
9:00 AM Crafters
10:00 AM Yoga with Ruth
11:00 AM Table Tennis
12:00 PM Bridge
6:00 PM Belly Dancing
6:30 PM Civil War Book
Club
Thursday
Thursday
8:30 AM WOMEN'S
9:00 AM Table Tennis
9:00 AM Meditation with
Ann
10:00 AM Art II
12:00 PM Healthy Aging
1:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide
4:00 PM Diabetes
5:00 PM Yoga with Ruth
6:00 PM Beg. line dancing
7:15 PM Adv. line dancing
10
8:00 AM MEN'S BREAKFAST
9:00 AM Meditation with
Ann
9:00 AM Table Tennis
10:00 AM Art II
1:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide
4:00 PM Diabetes Program
5:00 PM Yoga with Ruth
5:00 PM MUSIC IN APRIL
6:00 PM Beg. line dancing
7:15 PM Adv. line dancing
8
8:30 AM AARP Tax-Aide
9:00 AM Table Tennis
10:00 AM Art I
10:00 AM Computer Tutor
12:00 PM Pilates Lite
12:00 PM LUNCH OUT
12:30 PM Medicare class
1:30 PM Yoga with Ann
3:00 PM German Club
3:30 PM Brunswick School
4:30 PM TCAC meeting
9:00 AM Crafters
9:00 AM Mah-Jongg
9:00 AM Loosen Up!
10:00 AM Yoga with Ruth
11:00 AM Table Tennis
12:00 PM Bridge
6:00 PM Belly Dancing
2
8:45 AM Inter. Cribbage
9:00 AM Loosen Up!
9:00 AM Mah-Jongg
10:00 AM Table Tennis
10:00 AM Meals on Wheels
12:30 PM Advanced Tai Chi
1:00 PM Writer's Group
4:00 PM Zumba
9
8:45 AM Inter. Cribbage
9:00 AM Loosen Up!
9:00 AM Mah-Jongg
10:00 AM Table Tennis
10:00 AM Meals on Wheels
12:30 PM Advanced Tai Chi
1:00 PM Writer's Group
4:00 PM Zumba
7
9:00 AM Crafters
9:00 AM Loosen Up!
10:00 AM Yoga with Ruth
10:00 AM Apple Club
11:00 AM Table Tennis
12:00 PM Bridge
6:00 PM Belly Dancing
Wednesday
Wednesday
1
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9:00 AM Loosen Up!
9:00 AM Mah-Jongg
9:00 AM Crafters
10:00 AM Yoga with Ruth
11:00 AM Table Tennis
12:00 PM Bridge
3:00 PM Apple MacBooks
4:00 PM Apple Devices
Teen
Center will be closed
6:00 PM Belly Dancing
29
9:00 AM Table Tennis
10:00 AM Art I
10:30 AM Table Tennis
practice
12:00 PM Pilates Lite
1:30 PM Yoga with Ann
3:30 PM Brunswick School
of Dance
AARP Tax
Aides ‘ready’
for final push
Our trained and certified AARP Tax
Aides remain at the Union Street Center
each Tuesday and Thursday, and will
continue to be at your service for lastminute tax services through Tax Day,
April 15. Preparation and free reviews of
federal and state returns is a free service
at People Plus, and is sponsored jointly
by the IRS and the AARP Foundation.
Appointments are still being taken for
Tuesday mornings from 8:30 a.m. until
noon; and Thursday afternoons from
12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Anyone planning to use
this free service should call the People
Plus information desk at 729-0757 to
schedule their appointments. The day of
the service, they should arrive 10 minutes before their appointments with a
valid photo ID, copies of last year’s tax
returns, and any tax-related forms they
have received and will need.
Genealogy meeting postponed
“The History of the Irish in Portland,
Maine,” originally planned as the March
meeting for the Pejepscot Genealogical
Society, was postponed until April 13.
The meeting will be held in the Morrell
Meeting Room of the Curtis Memorial
Library in Brunswick at 2 p.m.
The guest speaker will be Matthew Jude
Barker, who had to postpone his scheduled
March program due to illness.
For information call Brian Bouchard,
program coordinator, at 729-4098.
PEOPLE PLUS
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NEWS &
VIEWS
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chat about Music in April
Rotary wants to prove:
‘Mid-coast Maine’s Got Talent’
Excitement mounts for “Midcoast
Maine’s Got Talent,” Saturday, April 5,
at the Crooker Theater, 116 Maquoit
Road, in Brunswick.
The curtain rises at 7 p.m.
Former Brunswick Rotarian and local
celebrity Lynne McGhee serves as
emcee and Bowdoin College’s original
female a cappella group, Miscellania,
will entertain as the judges deliberate.
The judges will be Maine State Music
Theatre’s director and choreographer
Ray Dumont, Studio 48 Performing Arts
founder Becky Beck and musical theater
professional Kathi Kacinski.
Talent abounds in Midcoast Maine,
from young singers like 11-year-old
Jackie Ellsworth to senior citizen
Claude Bonang who “rocks” playing the
bones. Fifteen hopefuls will take the
3
stage to receive feedback from the
judges and applause from the audience.
The judges choose the top three finalists
and the audience votes for their favorite
to receive a cash award as well as a trophy.
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of
Brunswick, “Midcoast Maine’s Got Talent” replaces “Hometown Idol” as a community outreach and fundraiser for
scholarship grants to graduating
seniors.
Tickets are available at Riley Insurance, 139 Maine St., Indrani’s at the Tontine Mall and Shaw’s at Cook’s Corner
as well as at the door.
For more information, go to Facebook
and like us at Brunswick Rotary Club
Midcoast Maine’s Got Talent, or email
[email protected]
HEALING
From Page 1
licensed physical therapists, message
therapists, reflexologists and Reiki Masters and therapists. Staff and friends of
GBPT will transform the People Plus
hall into a warm, welcoming place, with
quite spaces for special care. All care is
gentle and done while you are dressed in
your street clothes.
Treatments are provided at no cost
and there is no pre-registration. All
appointments are provided on a first
come-first served basis. Donations may
be made to the People Plus Center.
Questions? Call the People Plus Center at 729-0757 or the offices of Greater
Brunswick Physical Therapy at 729-1164.
All Saints Parish
St. Charles Church
LENTEN
SUPPERS
April 4 … benefits
Habitat For Humanity
April 11 … benefits
The Gathering Place
Tasty Fish Dinner …
Baked Haddock, Mashed Potato, Green
Beans or Corn, Coleslaw, Rolls,
Beverage, Dessert
Adults $9,Youth $5, Under 2 yrs. $2
Pizza option: Adults $5,Youth $3
Served 5 to 7 p.m.
Come all! Tickets available at door.
132 McKeen St., Brunswick
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Check out our lists of fantastic auction, raffle items
RAFFLE
RIDE FOR THREE in Memorial Day
Parade on a Brunswick fire truck,
Monday morning, May 26, 2014;
party must include at least one adult.
Winner to make arrangements with
Chief Brillant by May 21, 2014.
LAP QUILT in dark red, beige and teal
blue, handmade by Joanne McDermott, machine quilted, 46” x 46”.
ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING: “Pansies,”
by Frances Pratt Caswell, in gold
frame.
“FOR THE BIRDS” BASKET with hummingbird feeder and nectar, nijer thistle tube feeder and seeds, sunflower
basket and seeds, suet basket and
three suet cakes, two
Beanie Baby birds.
Donated by Brooks
Feed and Farm Supply.
FOUR RED SOX vs.
Tigers tickets for Saturday, May 17, 2014,
at 7:10 p.m., in the bleachers by the
“Green Monster,” Section 36, Row 7.
Donated by Mark and Keri Seitz.
UP TO A WEEK at Popham Beach in
“Stafford Place,” house sleeps four,
minutes from beach on foot, available
before June 1, 2014 or after Oct. 1,
2014. Donated by Dick Hill.
ARTS, CRAFTS &
LITERATURE
ORIGINAL FRAMED WATERCOLOR:
“Resting,” by artist Tricia Smith.
SIX ASSORTED WOOD-BLOCK PRINT
notecards by artist Susan Levine.
“FUNKY FISH” ASSEMBLAGE of
Maine driftwood created by artist
Lucy Banfield.
HANGING PLANTER with two 6” pots,
hand-decorated by Gladys Szabo.
FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH: “Popham
Winter Clam Flats,” by Michael Lerner.
PRINT ON CANVAS: “Squirrel Lighthouse,” from a hand-colored photograph by Jane Page-Conway.
“GIRLS ON DOCK,” print from a handcolored black and white photograph
by Jane Page-Conway.
COILED COTTON BASKET with butter-
fly in green, yellow, pink and white;
handmade by J. Burg/Creations in
Cloth.
TWELVE ASSORTED ORIGINAL
PHOTO NOTECARDS in vintage metal
card holder, “Berries, Bees, Birds,
Blossoms and Butterflies” by photographer Gail Ripa of Gala Creations.
TEN ASSORTED ORIGINAL PHOTO
NOTECARDS in verdegris, metal plant
container, “Shadows and Textures”
by photographer Gail Ripa of Gala
Creations.
BOOKENDS: Sturdy “Maine Motif Art”
bookends, handcrafted by Claude
Bonang with starfish, hermit crab,
horseshow crab and whelk; in handmade box.
LINDEN BOWL, 7” x 2”, handcrafted
and signed by Bob Morrell.
WINE BOTTLE LUMINARY with purple
flowers, handcrafted by Diana Gilliam
(2 opportunities to bid).
EBONY CARVING, donated by
Indrani’s.
ORIGINAL MIXED-MEDIA ARTWORK:
“Fishtown,” by artist Judith Krok,
matted and framed.
FRAMED FLAG PRINT by artist Amy
Walton. Donated by Fogg Art Restoration and Custom Framing.
DRIFTWOOD SCULPTURE, handcrafted by a local artisan.
FOUR PACKS of five assorted original
design notecards in a handcrafted
slipcases by artist Kathleen Boldt.
“THE GREAT OUTDOORS”: Six assorted notecards with scenes of Maine
waterfronts from oil painting by
Frances Pratt Caswell, plus “Great
Blue Heron,” hand-carved br Richard
Nickerson, 6” tall, plus “Birch Bark”
print by artist James Eric Francis.
SCANDINAVIAN MITTENS, black and
white, hand-knit by Elaine Eschholz
with six assorted wood-block print
notecards by artist Susan Levine.
TWELVE ASSORTED NOTECARDS,
from hand-colored photographs by
Jane Page-Conway in a metal document box, hand painted by Deb Fitts
with early American designs.
“HUMPTY DUMPTY,” GESSOED DOLL
in the style of the 1850s, handcrafted by Deb Fitts plus Percy’s Burrow
$25 gift certificate and $20 gift certificate to paint your own pottery at
Glazed.
CLOTHING &
JEWELRY
GRAY KNITTED HAT and neck gator.
JILL MCGOWAN, INC. $50 gift card.
(In Freeport.)
SEA GLASS EARRINGS, deep blue
glass suspended in 14k gold, in presentation box. Donated by Keith Field
Classical Goldsmith.
GRAY BOWDOIN hooded sweatshirt,
size large. Donated by Bowdoin College Store.
“CHAMPAGNE” silver necklace
designed by Kit Heath in presentation
box. Donated by Day’s Jewelers,
Brunswick.
LONG SPRING SCARF in red, blue,
orange and white with pink and gold
lucite bracelet. Donated by Coldwater
Creek.
TWO PAIR SCANDINAVIAN MITTENS,
blue tweed and white and black and
white, hand-knit by Elaine Eschholz.
PINK BEADED NECKLACE with multicolored accents.
IRIDESCENT BLUE BEADED
BRACELET with magnetic clasp.
BLACK AND MATTE GOLD BEADED
BRACELET, with “trailer hitch” clasp.
FLEECE-LINED MITTEN, size medium,
handcrafted by Jeanne A. Dube of
JADelements from recycled 100%
wool sweaters.
TUXEDO RENTAL: Just in time for the
prom! Donated by Wendy Herrick Floral Designs.
COLE HAAN HANDBAG, made of black
leather.
SILVER HOOP EARRINGS with diamond chips in presentation box.
TWO “ALEX AND ANI (+ Energy)”
bracelets.
SCOTTISH MOHAIR SHAWL in orange,
gold and brown plaid, 19”x 72”.
Donated by Merrilyn Tombrinck.
NATURAL ORCHID STICKPIN in mulberry bark paper box, handmade in
Thailand.
FLORAL JEWELRY BOX with two pairs
of earrings made from vintage 1960s
lucite: one pair green and white and
one pair golden yellow.
Please see AUCTION, Page 7
AUCTION
From Page 6
EXCURSIONS, DAY TRIPS
& OVERNIGHTS
“Popham Winter Clam Flats,” photo by Michael Lemer, is one item for sale during Music in April. Popham beach figures into several auction items.
Live Auction items always create a ‘stir’
ORIGINAL ACRYLIC PAINTINGS: “Heading
Home” and “Pork Pointers,” by John Gable,
cover art for the runaway bestselling book,
“Speaking Frankly,” framed by The Picture
Framer.
FRUIT PIES: Six fabulous homemade deepdish fruit pies by Jane Connors. Order before
April 10, 2015.
ONE-HOUR AIRPLANE RIDE in a Cessna 183
for up to three passengers with pilot Jim Gallagher. Call Jim to schedule flight. Good until
April 10, 2015.
GOURMET CHINESE MEAL FOR SIX, prepared
in your home by Mike Feldman, menu to be
developed with the chef. Good until April 10,
2015.
MAPLE BOWL, 11” x 3”, handturned and
signed by Bob Biette.
RIDE FOR THREE at the head of the Memorial
Day Parade in a Brunswick police car with
Chief Richard Rizzo, Monday morning, May
26, 2014.
COLLAGRAPH PRINT, “Acoma I,” by artist
Judith Long.
CRUISE ON CASCO BAY for party of four
aboard a 28’ CandC sailboat with David and
Margo Knight; gourmet lunch with “above
average” beverages and designer dessert provided. During the 2014 sailing season.
MOOSEHEAD LAKE LONG WEEKEND, 3-nights,
Camp Chenango, sleeps six, boat launch, sailboats, canoes, kayaks, paddle board, Friday
PM to Monday AM or comparable weekdays,
betwen June 1-Oct. 15, 2014. Donated by
Richard and Anne Brautigam.
HORS D’OEUVRE TRAY for party of 10 by Simply Elegant Catering; available starting in June
2014, good until April 10, 2015.
MAPLE BOWL, 12” x 4”, handcrafted and
signed by Bob Morrell.
DINNER FOR EIGHT at Riverview Farm prepared by Tim O’Brien, chef and owner of Trattoria Athena, five course with wine pairings,
hosted by Stacy Frizzle and Frank Connors.
Donated by Timothy O’Brien and Marc
Provencher, Trattoria Athena
UP TO A WEEK at Popham Beach in “Hazelrah,” house sleeps eight, minutes from beach
on foot, available before June 1, 2014, or
after Oct. 1, 2014. Also, copy of “Maine Cottages: Fred L. Savage and the Architecture of
Mount Desert” coffee table book. Donated by
Clark Hill
TRADITIONAL NEW ENGLAND CLAM/LOBSTER BAKE for 20 at the Brunswick home of
Frank and Jane Connors; enjoy a feast of lobsters, clams, corn on the cob, eggs, hot dogs,
roast chicken, green and pasta salads, blueberry cake and coffee; good through Nov. 1,
2014.
GUIDED TOUR OF THE NIGHT SKY for 8 to 12
with Rob Burgess and other members of
Southern Maine Astronomers. Gather at the
fully-equipped Starburst Meadows Observatory in Brunswick or at location of your choosing
(your home, the beach...) using a traveling
telescope. Find constellations and see planets, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies!
Refreshments provided, good until April 10,
2015.
BOAT RIDE for four leaving Robinhood Marina
with lunch at Oliver’s in Cozy Harbor, Southport, good through 2014 boating season.
Donated by Peter and Mara Kruze.
“PORTLAND GETAWAY”: Two mainstage tick-
ets for the Portland Stage Company 20142015 season (excluding the Holiday Show)
with gift certificate for Fore Street and
overnight accommodations at Portland’s Clarion Hotel.
CRUISE THE CATHANCE with Frank and his
canoe; 3-4 hour ride on Bowdoinham’s
Cathance River, entertained by mosquitoes,
snapping turtles and Frank’s stories; includes
basket lunch; for one non-paddler or one paddler plus one other person; good through Oct.
15, 2014.
“BAMFORTH MARINE,” a limited edition
(13/100) giclée print based on original oil
painting by artist Mary Alice Treworgy, matted
and framed by Gallery Framing.
MAINE STATE MUSIC THEATRE, two 2014
season tickets for first Friday, Saturday or
Sunday of each production (June 6-8, June
27-29, July 18-20 and Aug. 8-10, 2014) plus
$75 gift certificate for Enoteca Athena; dinner
for two at the Inn at Brunswick Station; “Early
Bird” dinner for two at Henry and Marty
Restaurant; and one $50 dining gift certificate to the Great Impasta. MSMT voucher
must be redeemed before designated performance dates.
QUEEN-SIZE QUILT in red, black and white,
made by the People Plus Quilters, machine
quilted, 76” x 92”.
SAGADAHOC PRESERVATION INC. package:
two memberships plus two tickets for 12th
annual tour featuring Open Houses and Hidden
Gardens of Phippsburg tour on June 14, 2014,
plus Christmas ornament of Winter Street Center, assorted notecards from the Kennebec Art
Club, and Activity and Coloring book.
OVERNIGHT STAY at the at the Inn at Brunswick
Station.
MONKEY C MONKEY DO in Wiscasset, pass for
family of four, good through 2014 season.
TWO ROUND-TRIP TICKETS on Concord Coach
Lines from Brunswick to Boston South Station.
FOUR PORTLAND PIRATE vs. Manchester Monarchs hockey tickets for Saturday, April 20,
2014 at 4 p.m., Section 11, Row A, Seats 5,
6, 7 and 8. Donated by Bath Savings Institution.
TWO ROUND-TRIP TICKETS on Maine Eastern
Railroad’s “Mid Coast Limited” between
Brunswick and Rockland, runs Friday, Saturday
and Sunday from July 4 to Oct. 12, departs
Brunswick at 12:50 p.m. and departs Rockland at 3:20 p.m., good through 2014 season.
FAMILY MEMBERSHIP for one year at Maine’s
premier garden education and display center,
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.
“RED SOX AND THE DOWNEASTER”: Two Red
Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles tickets for Tuesday,
Sept. 9, 2014, at 7:10 p.m., in the Fenway
Park grandstand by third base “Green Monster,” Section 25, Row 11, Seats 3 and 4 plus
two round-trip vouchers on the Downeaster
between any two stations served by the
Downeaster, which runs from Brunswick and
Boston North Station; good through Jan. 29,
2015. Donated by Charles Ault and the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority.
MAINE MARITIME MUSEUM, four guest passes, good through March 31, 2015, plus Solo
Bistro $20 gift certificate.
“FAMILY FUN” package: two tickets to the Theatre of Awesome in Freeport plus $25 gift certificate for shows at the Southworth Planetarium plus $20 gift certificate for Slot Car Junction.
“SPRING SPORTS” package: Four Sea Dogs vs.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats baseball tickets
for Friday, May 9, 2014, at 6 p.m., Section
103, Row J, Seats 5, 6, 7 and 8 with a “Slugger the Sea Dog” bobble head doll plus one
hour in the batting cage at Coastal Performance. Donated by Bath Savings Institution
and Coastal Performance/Coastal Ortho.
FOOD AND DRINK
TESS’ MARKET BASKET with cheese crackers,
nuts, red pepper jam, Lindt chocolates, nonalcoholic champage and a $50 gift certificate.
COOKING DEMONSTRATION in your home for
up to four people by nutritionist Anita Huey;
nutrition information will be translated into dayto-day healthy eating; focus will be on “cook
once ... eat twice,” food and specialty utensils
provided by Anita, winner to call to make
arrangements, good through April 10, 2015.
PATCHWORK GARDENS gift basket of homemade and homegrown foods. Donated by
George and Sue Sergeant.
FOUR QUARTS OF SOUP prepared by Charlene
Tuplin at Run with Soup and delivered to you.
Soup to be chosen from weekly selection, offer
good until April 10, 2015.
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE, generous one pound, in decorative box, homemade
by Merrilyn Tombrinck.
“HEAVEN ON EARTH,” triple chocolate cheesecake, 10” (feeds 12-15) by Susie Sharp — gorgeous and delicious! Made to order with two
weeks notice, good until April 11, 2015.
CAKE FOR ANY SPECIAL OCCASION, professionally baked with decoration and frosting,
can be served with two weeks or frozen.
Donated by Cake Ideation.
MORNING GLORY NATURAL FOODS tote bag
filled with organic specialty foods and personal
care products and a bottle of Italian wine.
ITALIAN MEAL IN A BASKET: pasta and sauce,
olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sun dried tomatoes,
biscotti, silicone potholder and colander.
Donated by Bay Square at Yarmouth.
GLACIER FARMS BASKET of homemade
breads and low-sugar jams. Donated by Glacier
Farms.
FAT BOY DRIVE-IN $50 gift certificate (3 opportunities to bid).
“COCKTAIL PARTY” BASKET: Vintage cocktail
shaker, six shot glasses, juicer, assorted mixers and dips.
“BRUNSWICK DINE AROUND”: Five 6” Subway
sandwiches plus gift certificates from Cameron’s
Lobster House ($20) gift card and Ebenezer’s
Brew Pub (formerly Lion’s Pride) ($30)
“MID-COAST DINE AROUND”: Gift certificates
from Morse’s Cribstone Grill ($25) and Solo
Bistro ($20).
Please see AUCTION, Page 8
Let us get you ahead this April.
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PEOPLE PLUS NEWS
FOR THE CHILDREN
AUCTION
From Page 7
“ICE CREAM SOCIAL”: Eight parfait glasses,
ice cream scoop, cones and toppings; with gift
cards from Gelato Fiasco ($13) and Orange
Leaf in Cook’s Corner ($15).
CASE OF WINE (6 red and 6 white) with Vinturi
deluxe red wine aerator set. Donated by David
Forkey and other friends of People Plus.
“BRUNSWICK INTERNATIONAL DINE
AROUND”: Gift cards from Sweet Angel ($25);
Pedro O’Hara’s ($25), Bombay Mahal ($15),
Aki Hibachi and Sushi ($25)
“BEER AND PIZZA”: one small pizza a month
from Romeo’s with BootLeggers $25 gift card.
“TOPSHAM/LEWISTON FOOD FEST”: Gift cards
for two pork pies from Michaud’s Market, the
Fairgrounds Café ($20), Boot and Buckle
($10), and a large pizza from Sam’s Italian
Foods in Lewiston.
HOME & GARDEN
HAMMERED SILVERPLATE “De Loupe” candelabra from Restoration Hardware, with box.
PAIR OF BALDWIN SAUCER-BASE BRASS CANDLESTICKS, 6.25” tall, with boxes.
STARBUCK’S GIFT BAG with two mugs, Caffé
Verona coffee beans, Caffé Mocha cocoa and
Tazo chocolate chai latte. Donated by Starbuck’s at Topsham Fair Mall.
SKILLINS GREENHOUSES $100 gift certificate.
WELLTREE SPECIALTY TREE SERVICES $100
gift certificate.
EIGHT BUNDLES OF PREMIUM QUALITY BIOFUEL Canawick hardwood bricks. Donated by
Larry Stone.
GRILLING TOOL SET, 17 pieces, with storage
case.
CRAFTSMAN MECHANICS TOOL SET, 108
pieces, with carrying case. Donated
by Sears.
SWEET DREAMS
HOME FURNISHINGS $50 gift certificate.
VINTAGE WEDGEWOOD DESSERT
SET, cream-colored “Embossed
Queen’s Ware”:
tea pot, coffee
pot, six dessert
plates, covered
sugar and creamer, serving plate.
Donated by Jen
and Bill Mason.
LAMP OR STATUE
TABLE, natural finish cherry with
drawer and low
A Table from
shelf,
Chilton’s Furniture.
12’x12"x30” tall.
Donated by Chilton’s Furniture.
LARGE WICKER BASKET, 27” x 17” x 13”h.
GILT-FRAMED MIRROR with reproduction of
“Splash Again” print c. 1900 Donated by:
Fogg Art Restoration and Custom Framing.
LOCAL AND WYLERS gift cards for $10 each
with two pounds of coffee and two mugs.
Donated by Sylvia Wyler.
LE CREUSET “STONEWARE BERRY” CASSEROLE SET, donated by Now You’re Cooking.
BODUM TRAVEL one-serve coffee press with
mug, coaster and tray.
WEDGEWOOD HEART-SHAPED COVERED BOX
and small ashtray, green and white. Donated
by Jen and Bill Mason.
STARBUCK’S COFFEE: Two pounds with Bodum
travel one-serve coffee press. Donated by Starbucks at Cook’s Corner.
TEA POT AND TWO MUGS with assorted Chinese green teas. Donated by The Nest and Little Red Cup Tea Co.
BIRDCAGE-STYLE LANTERN with pillar candle,
straw wreath with flowers and decorated trowel.
$25 GIFT CERTIFICATE from Before and After
Photo Restoration with gilt picture frame.
MIC-O-MIC LARGE TOW TRUCK Build and Play
set. Donated by Island Treasure Toys.
MIC-O-MIC AIRPLANE. Donated by Island Treasure Toys.
GOODIE BAG FROM THE MIX: “Tree House”
wood construction set, lavender onesie, watercolors paints with bush and pad, wooden boat.
WHITE BABY BLANKET from the 55 Plus
Crafters with child’s knitted hat, dark red with
sea green band, handmade by Bridgette Brewer.
“FUN FOR THE LITTLE ONES” package: $25 gift
card for admission to the Rumpus Room,
indoor children’s play center plus one hour for
two in Smudge Art Studio for Kids plus “Hungry for the Sun” CD by musician Matt Loosigian plus signed copy of “Kate and Nate Are
Running Late” by local author Kate Egan.
MOVIES, MUSIC &
VIDEOS
BULL MOOSE $40 gift card.
THE MUSIC CENTER $25 gift card.
TWO TICKETS FOR NORDICA THEATRE in
Freeport; good through Aug. 31, 2014.
TWO REGAL CINEMA PASSES, good at any
location (not valid for IMAX or special events)
with Five Guys Burgers and Fries $10 gift card.
“CINEMA NIGHT OUT”: Two Eveningstar Cinema movie passes with Joshua’s Restaurant
and Tavern $20 gift card.
“VIDEO AND PIZZA”: Five-rental pass from Bart
and Greg’s DVD Explosion! plus family pizza
meal: large pizza, plus chips and soda from
Warming’s Market.
MIXED BAGS & OTHER
CHOICE OFFERINGS
THREE HOURS of in-home computer set-up or
training by Jack Hudson on subjects such as
email, internet websites, Microsoft Office or
Open Office software (2 opportunities to bid).
AT&T USB CONNECT MOMENTUM 4G device by
Sierra Wireless to connect laptop to Internet.
INDOOR FAMILY PORTRAIT SITTING and one
8x10 portrait. Donated by The Pierce Studio.
TWO HOURS OF PRIVATE APPLE COMPUTER
LESSONS: MacBook or handheld device.
Donated by Drew Dow, Computer Help.
PEOPLE PLUS BASKET with two one-year memberships, “Speaking Frankly” by Frank Connors, 12 assorted notecards by artist John
Gable, two T-shirts, and a mug with images
from “Speaking Frankly.”
BISSON MOVING AND STORAGE: $100 gift certificate for packing materials; good through
Dec. 31, 2014.
L.L. BEAN TOTE BAG with $50 gift certificate.
DOGGY BASKET with toys, treats, Vectra 3D,
and gift certificate for one bath. Donated by
Bath-Brunswick Veterinary Associates.
WALMART $100 gift certificate.
DOG BATH AND GROOMING at Petco in Topsham, good through June 30, 2014.
FOUR HOURS OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
for organization, deep cleaning or moving.
Donated by Optimal Organizing.
ONE-HOUR CONSULTATION with an Elder Living
Advisor; assistance with accessing resources,
home care, relocation, family conversations and
more. Donated by Joanne Rosenthal, LMSW.
LEAPIN’ LIZARDS $25 gift card.
GOODY BAG of fun items. Donated by Cool as a
Moose.
MUG AND T-SHIRT with $10 gift certificate for a
dozen doughnuts. Donated by Frosty’s.
PREPARATION OF VITAL LEGAL DOCUMENTS
including Advanced Care Directive, Will and
Power of Attorney. Donated by Law Office of N.
Seth Levy.
SUMMER ISLAND STUDIO $25 gift certificate.
Donated by Patti Baker of Summer Island Studio.
“GARDENING IS UPON US” BASKET: Urban
Garden Center $30 gift certificate plus
ergonomic hand garden tools by Radius: cultivator and two trowels; “Hedgies” and “Cinna-
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mon and Nutmeg” Whimsy Kits; six “’Shroom
Family Trio” notecards by artist Karl Saila; six
assorted wood-block print notecards by artist
Susan Levine; ceramic vase with floral design;
assorted seeds.
HANCOCK’S GOURMET LOBSTERS $100 gift
certificate with lobster-print throw pillow from
Timeless Cottage.
“FOR THE GUYS”: Jobsmart 20” Steel Tool
Chest; four-wheel thrust alignment and oil,
lube and filter service; Swiss Tech key ring tool
set; Tiger Driver 6V battery-operated ergonomic
screwdriver; “Fishing Bear,” hand-carved by
Richard Nickerson, 6” tall; “Buggers and
Nymphs” notecards by artist Karl Saila; Men’s
“essential” bath products by Kiehl’s. Donated
by Tractor Supply Co., Meineke Car Care Center, K. Saila Fine Art Studio, Richard Nickerson
and friends of People Plus.
FOUR-WHEEL THRUST ALIGNMENT and oil,
lube and filter service . Donated by Meineke
Car Care Center in Topsham.
“CHRISTMASTIME” BASKET: gingerbread tree
kit; “The Ribbon Tree” notecards by artist Karl
Saila; “peppermint candy” earrings made from
vintage 1960s lucite beads; gray knit watch
cap; snowman bottle stopper and “Poinsettia
in a Can.”
“DRAGONFLY” EARRINGS, art deco style, with
sterling silver, aqua crystals and freshwater
pearls, by Dawn J. Estrin with six “Stained
Glass Angel” notecards, from a hand-colored
photograph by Jane Page-Conway.
INSULATED PICNIC BACKPACK with table settings for two and $20 gift certificate for lobster
rolls from Libby’s Market.
“ALL THINGS PRACTICAL IN TOPSHAM”: gift
cards from Target gift ($20), Reny’s ($10),
plus Agren Appliance and Television ($40).
“BOWS AND MUSIC” BASKET of assorted hair
bows and head bands handcrafted by Toby Frizzle with “Hungry for the Sun” CD by musician
Matt Loosigian.
“ULTIMATE” CAR WASH (inside and out) and
front-end wheel alignment. Donated by Affordable Auto Body and Tire Warehouse.
“COFFEE AND A GOOD BOOK”: coffee, bagel
and a travel mug from Mr. Bagel with Gulf of
Maine Books $25 gift certificate.
“IT’S ALL IN THE GAME” BASKET: sterling silver “Dice” necklace by b.u. be you; bridge card
salt and pepper shakers, in box; two packs of
playing cards; and three sets of poker chips.
Donated by Virginia Domhof and other friends
of People Plus.
PAMPERING &
WELLNESS
ORAL B “PRECISION 4000” electric toothbrush
with Crest whitestrips and toothpaste in a
handy carry bag. Donated by T. Kevin Sullivan,
DDS, LLC.
REIKI TREATMENT, one hour, by Reiki master
teacher Martha Spruce of Heart and Hands.
MARGARITA’S HAIR STYLES $50 gift certificate.
USANA NUTRITIONAL ITEMS in a wire basket:
French Vanilla, Dutch Chocolate and Wild Strawberry shakes; Peanut Butter Crunch; Peanutty
Bliss and Go Nuts ‘N’ Berries bars; with a
APRIL 2014
blender bottle. Donated by Sharon Dodge.
SHAMPOO, CUT AND STYLE with shellac manicure by Missy Stockford at Studio 119, with
can of Bed Head hairspray. Donated by Missy
Stockford.
THIRTY-MINUTE WELLNESS BREAKTHROUGH
SESSION and seven-day group whole foods
cleanse online with Melinda R. Baxter of Pathways to Health.
PURA VIDA BASKET with toners, lotions,
creams, nail polish, lip gloss, eye shadow, hair
brush.
ONE-HOUR REIKI SESSION with Amanda
Walden of Joyful Heart Reiki.
ACUPUNCTURE SESSION with Julie Meyer at
Heart of Radiant Health and Wellness.
“PRETTY IN PINK” BEAUTY BASKET with bubble bath, lip gloss, nail polish, bath pillow,
shower gel, lotion, body wash and much more.
WASH, CUT AND BLOW DRY from Hair Styles
and Attitudes.
“PAMPER PACKAGE”: One-hour massage at
New England Fitness in Topsham, plus $20 gift
card for Star Nails in Topsham, plus one hour
facial by Karen Derborn at Simply Skin in
Brunswick.
“MASSAGE AND HAIRSTYLING”: One-hour
massage with Linda Morse at Serene Healing
Arts and Shampoo, plus haircut, styling and
blow dry by Dori Holloway at Anew Studio, good
though Dec. 31, 2014.
“LADIES’ SPA BASKET”: Aveda Foot Relief,
Redken Fresh Curls mousse, Redken Time
Reset shampoo and Aveda Enbrightenment
facial treatment, hairbrush, microfiber hairband
and other beauty products. Donated by Looking
Glass Hairstyling.
“FACIAL PLUS WASH AND BLOW DRY”: Classic facial treatment with Laine Laliberte, plus
wash and blow dry from Joyce Kinney, both at
Anew Studio, good though Dec. 31, 2014.
SHAMPOO, HAIRCUT AND STYLING plus manicure by Carole Bond at Anew Studio, good
though Dec. 31, 2014.
SPORTS
THREE-MONTH MEMBERSHIP at Bath Area
Family YMCA.
RIEDELL WOMEN’S ICE SKATES, white, size 9
medium, new, with box.
GUIDED TOUR or rental of two paddleboards or
kayaks. Donated by Seaspray Kayaking.
TWO YOGA SESSIONS at Maine Street Yoga.
Donated by Maine Street Yoga.
FOUR 18-HOLE ROUNDS OF GOLF, at Highland
Green, Topsham; good through 2014 golfing
season.
FOUR 18-HOLE ROUNDS OF GOLF, with cart, at
the Brunswick Golf Club, good through 2014
golfing season.
FOUR BOWLING PASSES: two for “Galactic or
Rock ‘N’ Roll Bowl Weekend” and two for
“Pizza, Pins and Pop,” includes one lane for
two hours, a large pizza and a pitcher of soda.
THEATRE & CONCERT
PACKAGES
“BRUNCH AND THE MIDCOAST SYMPHONY”:
Sunday Brunch for party of four at Thornton
Oaks; choice of 3 to 4 entrées, variety of beverages and desserts; available any Sunday, 11
a.m. to 1 p.m.; good through May 3, 2015,
plus Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, four tickets for concert at Orion Performing Arts Center
in Topsham, on Sunday, May 11, at 2:30 p.m.
TWO TICKETS to any performance at The Public
Theatre in Lewiston, good for remainder of this
season or for 2014-15 season with Fishbones
$25 gift certificate.
FOUR TICKETS to any one Bowdoin International Music Festival Monday Beethoven String
Quartet concert during the 2014 Festival season, June 30-Aug. 4 plus Lemongrass gift certificate.
TWO TICKETS to any Portland Symphony
Orchestra Tuesday Classical, Sunday Classical
or PSO POPS! concert during 2014-15 season
plus 2014 Portland Dine Around Club card for
discounts in fine restaurants. PSO voucher
must be redeemed before June 17, 2014.
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Weekly
Winners
Monday-Saturday Bridge
Feb. 22: Virginia Domhoff, 5,000; Marion Schnieder, 4,440; Bill Washington,
4,030; David Bracy, 3,840.
Feb. 24: Sherry Watson, 5,250; Gladys
Totten, 4,910; Joyce Lyons, 4,710,
Marcia Clayton, 4,130; Frances Lee,
4,040.
March 1: Ann Swanson, 4,750; Bill
Washington, 4,330; Kay Bagwell,
4,260.
March 3: Jeff Lauder, 4,790; Frances
Lee, 4,560; Joyce Lyons, 4,390; Paul
Betit, 3,980; Bob Cressey, 3,790.
March 8: Bill Buermeyer, 5,410; Lorraine LaRoche, 4,760; Gladys Totten,
4,130.
March 10: Terry Law, 5,230; Jeff Lauder, 4,910; Lorraine LaRoche, 4,850;
Bill Buermeyer, 4,300; Joyce Lyons,
4,210.
March 15: David Bracy, 4,580; Martha
Cushing, 4,290; Bill Washington,
4,200; Lorraine LaRoche, 3,820.
Senior Intermediate Cribbage
Feb.19: Joe Tonely, 676; Anita Owens,
665.
Feb. 26: Richard Tomko, 723; Harry Higgins, 718; Joe Tonely, 704; Patricia
Johnson, 689.
March 5: Lorraine LaRoche, 726; Joe
Tonely, 721; (tie) Mike Linkovich and
Richard Tomko, 687.
March 12: Joe Tonely, 712; Gerry
LaRoche, 700; Tim Owens, 687.
March 19: Mike Linkovich, 702; Anita
Owens, 698; (tie) Tim Owens and
Nancy Laffely, 697.
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PEOPLE PLUS NEWS
Annual appeal
grows steadily
A member walked into the Center last
month and signed over a check from a
neighbor for $160 to the People Plus
annual campaign.
“She paid me to sit her cats while she
was away,” the lady explained. “When I
said I felt bad taking the money, she told
me to give it away if I didn't want it.” An
active volunteer at the Center, the lady
gave the money to the People Plus Annual Campaign.
At the end of March, the People Plus
Center’s annual campaign stood at
$39,691, with a goal of $50,000 before the
end of our fiscal year on June 30. Office
manager Betsy White confirmed at this
time last year, the campaign stood at just
over $35,500, putting this season’s drive
slightly ahead of expectations.
The campaign is funded through outright donations from individuals, local
businesses and organizations, and extra
donations by members at time of membership renewals. White said by the end
of March, members had given extra
donations of $4,226 on their renewal
anniversaries.
Donations to the annual campaign
APRIL 2014
100
90
80
Raised through March 26
70
$39,386
60
Annual Fund Goal
40
$50,000
30
Fiscal year ends June 30
Your donation of $25 or more in “New
Money” contributes to a 100 percent
challenge match of Richard Morrell, to a
maximum of $5,000.
Every donation matters.
50
20
10
0
78.8
have been as small as one dollar and as
large as $5,000.
“Each donation brings us closer to our
goals,” White observed.
Spring brings Teen Center reunion
BY JORDAN CARDONE
At our March Teen Center Advisory
Committee meeting, committee members did a double-take as teen members
filed into the room, including Dan Stadden.
Home from college on spring break,
Dan (past committee member and People Plus Board member) joined teens
Devyn McDougal and Kelly Ledsworth
at our meeting. (pictured above)
I’m still not used to having Teen Center alumni, but there are a growing
number of them. Alumni Dan Smith
will be entertaining at our Gelato Scoopa-Thon again this year, making his wonderful balloon animals and alumni Colin
Arnold hopes to come by playing his
bagpipes at the event again this year.
I discovered something this month
that is certainly a sign of the changing
times our youth are growing up in. The
teens have been working on art projects
and photos seem to be a favorite. I have
been printing out some photos for them
and as I was doing this one day, one of
Home from college on spring break, Dan Stadden (past committee member
and People Plus Board member), right, joined teens Devyn McDougal and
Kelly Ledsworth at a recent Teen Center Advisory Council meeting.
the teens asked if I could print out a few
of her she had on her Facebook site. She
was really impressed as the pics printed
and said “I don’t have any photos.”
What? (I am kind of a photo maniac
myself). She proceeded to tell me that no
she did not have any photographs at all.
I realized that most of them don’t. Pics
are taken with phones or laptops and
uploaded to Facebook or e-mailed etc.
Most don’t have access to a photo printer
and it is not something they think of
doing. I really had never thought about
that, although no one has brought me an
actual photo. A teen will take a photo
and message me “I like this one” (that
means can you print it out) and I print it
and they come in after school to see it. I
imagine my talk of matting and framing
some of the photos is a foreign concept
to them too! So, once again, the teens
and I are learning something from each
other.
Of course I am now on a mission to
change this. New project on the horizon.
Create photo albums! After we whirl
through all of April’s activities and
events maybe they can end the school
year with an album of photos which we
can work on in May and June.
I may as well start now, topping our
teen center wish list: Photo paper in various sizes and colored ink! HP Photosmart D7360.
Soon, we should start hearing if we
got some of the grants that we applied
for in February and March. Keep your
fingers crossed for us. Our biggies are a
renewed grant to continue to enable us
to be open four days a week and a grant
to subsidize our free food program (previously called our after school snack
program) with some items we are not
able to keep up with (beverages, beverages, beverages, about 100 drinks a week
— two each a day, is A LOT of drinks!)
and a few other items.
We are starting to line up some good
entertainment and scoopers for April’s
Gelato event. Our Free SAT Prep Course
in April is almost full already and registrations are still coming in. This really
has become a popular event with lots of
favorable and appreciative feedback
from parents.
Teen of the month is being extended
to teen of 6-ish weeks I think because
there is competition and well, to be honest, the longer two teens compete for
best behavior ... the better my days go :)
Seriously, I have had one following me
around addressing me as “hey beautiful” for going on two weeks now (not
even close to his for mer manner of
speaking!) I’m not giving that up easily!
That’s it for this month.
I hope everyone sees a daffodil or tulip
or some colorful bloom somewhere really, really soon!
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Gulf of Maine
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PEOPLE PLUS NEWS
Their Florida ‘thing’
About five years into their retiement,
and when our kids were slightly teens,
in-laws Norman and Barbara got tired of
the depressing, six-month icesnow-cold cycle that is a
Maine winter and decided to
do the “Florida thing.” Turns
out it was one of the nicest
things they ever did for my
family.
Now don’t misunderstand.
Norman and Barbara were
the best in-laws I ever had,
and their contributions to my
family were historically huge
and constant. But early on,
MHC
there was more than a little
anxiety about the transition.
1988
Norman was a home boy at
heart, often explaining that
Brunswick was about as far away from
Topsham as he really needed to be. He
didn’t mind plowing or shoveling snow,
he could easily and happily spend
months watching sports programming
on TV, and never was a great fan of
spending money.
“I can be pretty happy, staying right
here,” he said more than once.
But when Barbara floated an idea, it
usually took root, and back in those
days, my Jane was dabbling in real
estate and helped with some of the
detail work. They left for three months
in the Sunshine State the following
Super Bowl Sunday.
The place where they landed in Clearwater, Fla., was as opposite to their old
farmhouse in Brunswick as you can
imagine. The apartment they rented was
on the 11th floor of a gulf-side condo, a
glass and concrete framed thing that
looked more like a shoe box than a cape.
There was a heated pool separating
them from the beach and the Gulf, and a
constant war mish breeze
reminded them that snow was
a forgettable foreign thing.
The Marriners had this blue
Chevy Caprice wagon back in
those days; it was so long, so
wide and so smooth, I used to
refer to it as “the hearse” when
no one was listening. A fellow
could stretch out on one of
those seats and think he’d rented a hotel room. Norman would
load that thing to its dome
lights with “only essentials,”
(everything from a bean pot to
chocolate doughnuts) and away
they’d drive.
They did actually always leave on the
Saturday before Super Sunday, driving
to Pennsylvania where a favorite motel
had a wide screen television and a tub,
and they’d rest up. Nor man did the
game, Barbara did the soak. Next day
they got to the Carolinas, or Georgia, by
now, Norman was focused on Florida, no
more fooling around.
I think it was their second winter
when we Connors made our first trip to
Florida. We found some money, bought
some plane tickets and for a week,
“boarded” with the in-laws. Those visits
gave my kids their first plane rides,
their first visits to Disney World and
Busch Gardens, to Florida’s Keys and
Everglades. But there was so much
more.
At a time in their lives when kids
often separate themselves from family,
mine developed lasting and loving bonds
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Educators to hear
from prolific reviewer
Speaking
Frankly
FRANK
CONNORS
with their grandparents and with Jane
and me. Norman willingly flipped us the
keys to that Caprice and we would disappear for days at a time, exploring beaches, finding shells, poking down back
roads, picking oranges or grapefruit,
stalking wild and tame game, taking airboat rides, shopping, making new
friends. ... We created dozens of adventures that remain in the lore of the Connors family, even now.
Some years we’d take the kids out of
school, sometimes we focused on school
vacation calendars. Usually it was more
about the cost of tickets and our work
schedules, because we knew the kids
would learn and grow more with us that
week in Florida than they would ever
learn in public school in Bowdoinham.
Several years the kids kept daily journals that fulfilled school requirements
and became the basis for maintaining
family records and history over the
years. Jane and I still cherish these logs
as glimpses into the kids’ early lives.
Last weekend, we had an evening
where we read Miles’ log to his 7-yearold son, Jadon.
Just the other day, after I came in from
chipping yet another snow storm off our
cars, Jane looked at me and said, “Really,
isn’t it time for us to think about heading south and wait for the kids to come
visit us??”
Hm-m-m...
The Mid-Coast Retired Educators Association will meet on Tuesday, April 8 at
the Maine Regional Ten Technical High
School, 68 Church Road in Brunswick.
William Bushnell is the guest speaker
and will be sharing his experiences as a
book reviewer. The social gathering
commences at 10:30 a.m. with the business meeting at 11 a.m., followed by Mr.
Bushnell, and at 12:15 p.m. the students
of the Technical School will put on the
luncheon. The luncheon is $5 and reservations may be made by calling the president, Corley Anne Byras, at 666-3922.
Any retired educators living in the area
are encouraged to attend.
The Maine Education Association’s
retired state president, Larry Given,
plans to be in attendance.
The fundraiser for the scholarships
given in the spring at Brunswick, Morse
and Mt. Ararat high schools will be a
loose change collection.
Mr. Bushnell is a retired Marine Corps
colonel, and has been a professional
book reviewer for 20 years, publishing
more than 2,300 book reviews in 35 magazines and newspapers. He reviews fiction and nonfiction, everything from
history, biographies, science, nature and
current issues to westerns, mysteries,
historical fiction and contemporary fiction, and children’s books.
He is a longtime member of the National
Book Critics Circle and the Maine Writers
and Publishers Alliance. He taught a class
on book reviewing at USM for 11 years and
now teaches that class for the MWPA. He is
also currently one of the judges for the
Maine Readers’ Choice Award for Fiction.
NEW OR RENEWING MEMBERS FOR MARCH
* denotes new members
• denotes extra donation
with membership
BRUNSWICK
Christine Adanis
Donna Bann •*
Janice Benson
Mark Benson *
Ursula Berinato *
Jane Bisco *
Mark Bisco *
Dorothy Boyett
Jeanne Clampitt
Larry Clampitt
Jane Colby
Lincoln Colby
Beth Compton
William “Bill” Coonradt
Mary Cooper
Linda Cronkite *
Sharon Crosbie *
Robert Dale
Carmel Davenport
Priscilla Despres •
Julie Dionne *
Anne Wescott Dodd •
Jacqueline Drapeau
Claire B. Dubreuil
Elena “Ellie” Eramo
Rita Estabrook *
Barbara Fisco
Kathy Gaunt *
Connie Gibson *
Eleanor Grafe
Clarinda Gray
Beverly Guditis
Monica Hamkins
Paul Jacobs Jr.
Nancy Karp
Lynn Kinee
Anare Labrie
Dorothy Lavoie
Ralph Lofgren
Sonia Lofgren
Nancy Lougee *
Juliette Lovell
Fred Masciangelo
Margaret McPherson *
Barbara Moscato •
Sal Moscato •
Stephanie MacNeille
Ruth B. Peck •
George Phipps
George Quittmeyer
JoAnne Quittmeyer
Charles W. Raymond *
Nan Rand
Elizabeth Scully
Winnie Silverman
Craig Snapp
Joan Springer
Martha Spruce
Cynthia Stevens
Ruth Thibodeau
Wayne Thibodeau
Mary Alice Treworgy •
Raymond Tufts
Donna Verhoeven *
Shirley West
Rupert White
Ruth White
TOPSHAM
Grace Brilliant
David Cranston
Marcia Cranston
Margaret “Peg” Fearon
Bob Foehring
Ruth Foehring
Maureen Gasper •
George Hardin
Mary Ann Harty •
Frances Keefe
Gerry LaRouche
Lorraine LaRouche
Linda Mallard
Dana Mayo
Judy Michaud •
Sherman E. Milliken
Kenneth Neale *
Doris Nieman
Cheryl Ouellette *
Charles Payne •*
Carl Pellerin
Elizabeth Pettigrew •
Sandra Petty
Linda Schoenfeldt
Jeannine Staples
Merrilyn Tombrink
Bonnie Wheeler •
Vivian Wixom
HARPSWELL
Timothy Bernard
Sally Clifford
Yvette Grifffin
Barbara Hickey
Elna Hunter
Linda Knowles
John Moulton •
Sally Moulton •
Kimball Page •*
Constance Parsons
Harry Parsons
Joan Phillips •
Walter Phillips •
John Rich
Nancy Sohl
Ray Sohl
John R. Webster •*
OTHER PLACES
Sara Barnes, Georgetown
Carmen Belleville, Bath *
Mickey Cahill,
Phippsburg *
Debra J. Fitts, Lyman
Judy Gray, Bowdoinham
Claire Small, Lewiston
Karen Schneider,
West Bath
Lois Stailing, South
Portland
Elizabeth “Betsy” Steen,
Bowdoinham
Sherry Watson, Bath •
Steve Winter,
West Bath
Peter W. Ladner • Rick A. Gagne • Christopher Ladner
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PEOPLE PLUS NEWS
APRIL 2014
“Attean Pond,” numbered print of watercolor, Vivian Wixom.
CLASSIFIED ADS
Mixed-media art show
continuing through April
The mixed media show featuring several members of the Merrymeeting Art
Association will continue in the Union
Street Gallery through the end of April.
The list of contributing artists
includes Connie Bailey, Flo Carmen,
Merrilyn
Tombrinck,
Lorraine
“Rainey” Williams, Karin Congelton
and Vivian Wixom.
The show includes oil and watercolor
paintings, color prints, photographs and
line drawings.
All works are for sale, and may be
viewed during normal business hours at
the People Plus Center, 35 Union St.,
Brunswick.
WHEN I WAS A KID, MY PARENTS MOVED A LOT ... BUT I ALWAYS FOUND THEM .
— R ODNEY D ANGERFIELD
Easter Baskets: Custom built,
something for everyone.
Ladies, gents or girls. Phone
767-3150 for information and
pricing.
Lunch Out!
Tuesday, April 8,
at noon
AKI
JAPANESE CUISINE
94 Maine St., Brunswick
729-5838
MAKE EVERY DAY EARTH DAY.
Items to Sell? Services to
offer? Advertise in our
Classifieds. The cost is $10 per
inch, per month, paid in
advance. Call 729-0757.
Frosty’s Donuts and Coffee,
“Still the Best in Brunswick.”
54 Maine St., in Brunwick
(besides Pennell’s Store). Join
us any morning. 729-4258.
Simple Alterations on
clothing or household items.
Call our “Craft Ladies”
at 729-0757.